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Legal Staff Paralegal in Tacoma, WA

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Company name

Washington State Attorney General's Office

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Tacoma, WA

Date Last Verified

Jan 18,2018

Posted on

Jan 17,2018

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Legal Assistant III Duties : Supports Assistant Attorneys General (AAGs) by performing complex litigation support and entry-level paralegal support. This position trains, leads, and/or mentors lower level staff and serves as a resource for staff regarding technical legal assignments. Composes, formats, proofreads, prepares, serves and files pleadings, motions, briefs and other legal documents meeting specific time requirements, court schedules and confirmation procedures. Prepares initial responsive pleadings, and correspondence in a civil lawsuit, subsequent answer and jury demand; discovery pleadings, both propounded and responsive, such as interrogatories and requests for production; motions, affidavits, briefs, responses and proposed orders; cost bills; deposition notices and subpoenas; appellate pleadings, motions, and briefs, as well as other documents required by court rule. Checks legal citations and references and Shepardizes/Westchecks case citations. Obtains due dates from court documents or court rules and keeps tickle calendar; keeps attorney, investigator and paralegal informed of approaching due dates. Schedules depositions and hearings, and makes arrangements with court reporters, conference rooms, and travel reservations. Obtains medical, employment, or other records using appropriate legal means. Notifies appropriate agency representatives of settlement negotiations. Receives, reads and dockets incoming mail. Dockets or delegate computerized docketing for all outgoing mail and determines most cost effective and expeditious means of delivery and proof of service. Applies specialized knowledge of various court rules related to legal practice subject matter and court filing procedures. Collecting and organizing factual information and documents related to litigation, potential litigation, or legal services to state agency clients. Analyzes factual information contained in discovery materials and advises attorney on persons who should be deposed and documents that should be obtained. Locates witnesses by searching discovery records, telephoning or checking other sources of information. Composes, organizes and enters factual information and documents related to litigation into computer databases. Logs and assists with organization and preparation of large volumes of documents related to litigation. Tracks documents, exhibits, pleadings, depositions, and other information by utilizing databases. Identifies, compiles, and prepares documents for discovery and trial. Prepares, organizes and assembles trial materials, including trial notebooks, trial briefs, jury instructions, exhibits, courtroom aids, pre- and post-trial motions. Keeps clients and witnesses informed on progress of cases. Assists attorneys during trial within the office and in the courtroom as requested.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification :
Option 1: High School diploma or equivalent and four years of experience in a legal environment in support of an attorney, administrative law judge(s), review judge(s) or equivalent;

Option 2: One year as a Legal Assistant 2;

Option 3: A two-year degree in Legal Secretary Studies, Paralegal Studies or related field of study plus 2 years of legal office experience.

A Bachelor's degree may substitute for the Legal Secretary or Paralegal degree.

Additional info

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Company info

Judith Vandergeest
Washington State Attorney General's Office
1116 W Riverside Ave
Spokane, WA 99201-1194
Phone: 360-586-7691